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  • Black History Month - Integration of UGA
    Posted in Blog on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black History Month, I will be profiling notable African Americans from Georgia throughout February. To read our first profile of the first African American Congressman from Georgia, Jefferson Long, click here. The second profile is of the desegregation and integration of the University of Georgia. The Integration of UGA In the summer of 1959, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter applied to the University of Georgia. Holmes and Hunter both had excellent records in school and surpasse... Read more

  • Black History Month - Georgia's First Black Congressman
    Posted in Blog on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black history month, I will be profiling notable African Americans from Georgia throughout February. The first profile is of the first African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, Congressman Jefferson Long of Macon. Born on March 3, 1836 in Knoxville, Georgia, Jefferson Long would go on to become the second African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and ultimately the first African American Congressman to speak on the House floor. L... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to host Annual Military Academy Ceremony Recognizing Students
    Posted in Press Release on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) will host a special ceremony to honor 22 local students from Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District with nominations to attend one of our nation’s esteemed military service academies, which include the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military (West Point), and Naval academies. Additionally, Congressman Scott and Brigadier General Joseph Jarrard will make a special presentation of medals to U.S. Army Vietnam War Veterans Lanny Howard, of Douglasvill... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Supports Terrorism Finance Restrictions
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Today, Congressman David Scott supported the bipartisan passage of the Hizballah International Financial Prevention Act of 2015 (H.R. 2297). The legislation passed by a vote of 425 to 0 and now is awaiting the president's signature to become law. “I have investigated terrorism financing for years, as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly,” Rep. Scott said. “With significant funding from Iran and Syria, Hizballah continues to pose a threat to the United Sta... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Votes for Major Transportation Improvements
    Posted in Press Release on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Rep. David Scott voted to approve a major bi-partisan transportation bill. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) reauthorizes highway, bridge, transportation safety, and public transit projects for the next five years. The FAST Act (H.R. 22) passed by a vote of 359-65. “I have a message to fed-up commuters in metro Atlanta – help is on the way,” Congressman Scott said. “Metro Atlanta has some of the most dangerous intersections and some of the worst traffic congestion... Read more

  • Rep. David Scott Praises Passage of K-12 Education Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman David Scott praised the bi-partisan agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replace the No Child Left Behind law. The Every Student Succeeds Act (S. 1177) was approved by the House with a vote of 359-64. “I am proud to support a new direction in K-12 education for America’s students, educators and families,” Congressman Scott said. “The Every Student Succeeds Act will end the era of the No Child Left Behind Act by restoring local control of educ... Read more

  • Recognizing World AIDS Day
    Posted in Blog on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    As we recognize the 28th World AIDS Day, we have much progress to celebrate. We also have new challenges to address. Consider that the CDC ranks Atlanta as 5th in the nation with new HIV infections and the South ranks first in the nation for its rate of new HIV cases. In 2013, the South had a rate of 20.5 HIV infections per 100,000 residents. Compared with members of other races and ethnicities, African Americans account for a higher proportion of HIV infections at all stages of disease from new... Read more

  • You Can Start Saving For Retirement With MyRA
    Posted in Blog on November 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    Many people have not begun saving for retirement. Maybe their employer does not offer a retirement plan or they do not know how to get started. A new government savings plan has been started that allows anyone to start saving with just a few dollars. This plan was created specifically for those people who have not started saving. It costs nothing to open a MyRA plan and there are no fees. The investments are backed by the Treasury. You can withdraw the funds at any time. However, it would be bes... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Addresses Visa Waiver Program Security Gaps
    Posted in Blog on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Terrorists in recent attacks have travelled to Syria and Iraq with European passports. Many western countries participate in the visa waiver program with the U.S. This program allows for visa-free travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days under specific guidelines. Each year, almost a third of temporary visitors to the US travel under these waivers. Congresswoman Scott joined as a co-sponsor of a new bi-partisan bill (H.R. 4122), which would strengthen U.S. security by addressing security gaps in the... Read more

  • USDA Announces $18 million grants for 1890 schools
    Posted in Blog on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Earlier this year, Congressman Scott lead an effort to bring the 1890 Land Grant institutions to Washington to testify before the House Agriculture Committee. This was the first time that 1890 schools were asked to testify before the committee. The Second Morrill Act of 1890 was enacted by Congress to support states in establishing the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. These Historically Black Colleges and Universities are committed to providing educational opportunity through scientific research an... Read more